Located in the heart of Gunnison, this quiet, exceptionally clean residential hostel feels like coming home.  Perfect for groups, families, couples, or solo travelers.  Our facility offers a large communal kitchen, living space, backyard, and both private & shared rooms.


The Wanderlust Hostel is only 28 miles from Crested Butte, and minutes from downtown Gunnison.  Hop on the free bus a block away and head up to CB for some great food, skiing, and shopping, or grab a hostel bike and cruise Gunnison.


Here at the hostel you will find everything you need to know about this amazing area, plus everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one.  We are truly "a bed between adventures."



About Us

A bed between adventures. 

Meet The Team

Megan (she, her)

Hi there! I'm Megan. I come from the mighty PNW where I studied Psychology at the University of Washington. After skiing cascade concrete my whole life I set out on a journey to find that perfect Rocky Mountain champagne powder. Three years later and this valley has turned into my home and favorite place in the world. You can find me hanging out with my rocks and tarot cards or talking to the trees and mountains. I also have a passion for teaching tiny humans about the beautiful world we live in via recreation and mindfulness. 

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Sally (she, they)

Helloooo!! I’m Sally and I hail from the East Coast. I’ve been feeling the call to explore the West and find a feeling of community and landed on the Wanderlust - and I’m so glad I did. I’m a collector of life experiences and have lived many lives, including as a Hairstylist, Accountant, and Reiki practitioner. I love river swimming, hiking, backpacking, stargazing, and talking about this wild human experience and all things quantum physics. My dream is to live the nomad life, so who knows where the wind will take me next.


Emily (she, her)

Hello adventure people! My name is Emily, I’m from Chicago, IL and my love affair with Colorado started with my CT thru hike in 2018, and I’ve been dreaming of coming back to roam these mountains ever since! I came to work at The Wanderlust this summer to hike my ass off, get a killer leg tan and meet all you lovely people! Bring some rocks when you come to visit and we can have a rock exchange! I love rocks. Rocks rock!